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Norway Parties Brace for Oil Showdown Share your comments
Wednesday, August 11, 2021With a month to go before elections in Norway, the UN's landmark climate report is fueling debate on oil policy.

Russia Oil and Condensate Output Rises Share your comments
Tuesday, August 03, 2021Russia increased oil production in July for the first time in three months, after more generous quotas were extended to the entire OPEC+ alliance.

TotalEnergies Project Topsides Sail Away Share your comments
Tuesday, July 27, 2021Sembcorp Marine Ltd has completed the fabrication of two wellhead topsides, one riser topside, and two bridges for deployment to TotalEnergies' redeveloped Tyra Field. PHOTO CREDIT: Sembcorp Marine.

Equinor Decides on $760MM+ Project Share your comments
Thursday, July 01, 2021Equinor (NYSE: EQNR) has announced that it and its partners Petoro, Var Energi, and Total E&P Norge have decided to develop the Lavrans and Kristin Q discoveries.

$2B+ North Sea Field Development Gets Norway Nod Share your comments
Wednesday, June 30, 2021Equinor (NYSE: EQNR) has announced that the plan for development and operation for the Breidablikk field in the North Sea has been approved by the Norwegian authorities.

Heimdal Operations Extended Share your comments
Thursday, June 17, 2021The Heimdal partners have decided to extend operations at the asset to 2023.

$550MM Drilling Contract Awards Go to KCA Deutag Share your comments
Thursday, June 03, 2021KCA Deutag has won three platform drilling contract awards. PHOTO SOURCE: KCA Deutag

First Certified Carbon Neutrally Produced Oil Sold Share your comments
Wednesday, April 28, 2021Lundin Energy AB has announced that it has sold the world's first ever certified carbon neutrally produced oil to Saras S.p.A from its Edvard Grieg field offshore Norway.

Equinor Greenlights $380M+ Barents Sea Development Share your comments
Friday, April 23, 2021Equinor (NYSE: EQNR) has revealed that it and its partners - Petoro, Total, Neptune, and Wintershall Dea - have decided to develop Askeladd Vest.

Petronas Unit Awards Celtic Sea Decom Contract Share your comments
Thursday, April 01, 2021A unit of Petronas has awarded HydraWell a multi-year contract to support a decommissioning project. PHOTO SOURCE: HydraWell

Offshore Ireland Contract Goes to NHV Share your comments
Thursday, March 25, 2021NHV Group will provide transfer flights for a 10-well decom project. PHOTO SOURCE: NHV Group

Total Awards North Sea Services Contract Share your comments
Tuesday, February 23, 2021Total's Alwyn platform in the UK North Sea. PHOTO SOURCE: Total E&P UK Limited

Kremlin Could Get $33B Windfall from Higher Oil Prices Share your comments
Friday, February 19, 2021It would give Putin the financial wherewithal to help head off growing public discontent.

Offshore Norway Field Center Going Partly Electric Share your comments
Monday, February 15, 2021The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved a revised plan for development and operation for partial electrification of the Sleipner field center.

OGA Sponsoring Recovery Factor Studies Share your comments
Sunday, January 24, 2021The UK Oil and Gas Authority and Energie Beheer Nederland are inviting applications from MSc students with data analytic backgrounds to study existing data on oil and gas field recovery factors.

Equinor to Test Floating Solar Off Froya Share your comments
Sunday, January 17, 2021Equinor (NYSE: EQNR) has revealed that it will test floating solar power off the island of Froya, in Norway, together with Moss Maritime.

Allseas to Remove UK Gas Platforms Share your comments
Friday, January 08, 2021The Pioneering Spirit construction vessel, above, will remove Spirit Energy platforms DP3 and DP4. PHOTO SOURCE: Spirit Energy

Equinor Announces $343MM North Sea Field Investment Share your comments
Wednesday, December 23, 2020Equinor (NYSE: EQNR) has announced that it and its license partners have decided to invest $343 million (NOK 3 billion) in the North Sea Statfjord Ost field to improve recovery.

Will Russia Push for Another OPEC+ Output Hike? Share your comments
Monday, December 21, 2020OPEC+ has shifted to a monthly schedule of meetings to react more rapidly to market changes and make more gradual production adjustments.

Aker Signs Equinor Subsea Deal Share your comments
Monday, December 14, 2020Aker Solutions (FRA: 1AKA) has signed a letter of intent with Equinor (NYSE: EQNR) for the delivery of a subsea production system to the Kristin Sor oil and gas satellite fields in the North Sea.

ConocoPhillips Starts Up Tor II Share your comments
Friday, December 04, 2020ConocoPhillips Scandinavia and its partners in the Tor Unit have started production from Tor II.

Denmark to End North Sea Oil Production Share your comments
Friday, December 04, 2020Denmark, the European Union's biggest oil producer, will stop offering new licenses in the North Sea and phase out production altogether in 2050 as it takes an historic step toward a fossil-fuel free future.

Schlumberger Unit and ABB Finish Pioneering Test Share your comments
Wednesday, December 02, 2020ABB and OneSubsea team members monitor progress on the VSD and compressor submerged string test. PHOTO SOURCE: ABB

Wintershall Dea Sets Net Zero Target Share your comments
Monday, November 23, 2020Wintershall Dea aims to achieve net zero emissions on its upstream activities by 2030.

Offshore Ireland Decom Campaign Starts for Petronas Unit Share your comments
Wednesday, November 18, 2020AGR has begun decommissioning operations of Ireland's first indigenous gas wells for PETRONAS subsidiary PSE Kinsale Energy.

Johan Sverdrup Increasing Production Capacity Share your comments
Wednesday, November 18, 2020The Johan Sverdrup field is increasing its daily production capacity to around 500,000 barrels of oil by the end of the year.

Putin Signals Openness to Delaying OPEC+ Output Hike Share your comments
Thursday, October 22, 2020It's the latest sign the alliance could restrain crude output for longer.

Official Says Russia to Wait on OPEC+ Decision Share your comments
Tuesday, October 20, 2020Russia won't be making any decisions about the future of OPEC+'s production cuts before next month's meeting.

Shell and Exxon JV Awards Onshore Contract to Fluor Unit Share your comments
Wednesday, October 14, 2020Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) has awarded Stork a three-year maintenance contract, Stork parent Fluor Corp. reported Tuesday.

Russia Expects OPEC+ to Keep Current Output Deal Share your comments
Wednesday, October 14, 2020Some in the oil industry have questioned whether OPEC+ should modify the production deal they reached this past April.

Equinor May Have to Shut Johan Sverdrup Share your comments
Friday, October 09, 2020If the ongoing strike on the Norwegian Continental Shelf continues until October 14, the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea will have to close production until further notice.

Norway Strike Closure Averts Johan Sverdrup Shutdown Share your comments
Friday, October 09, 2020A strike that shut down about 8% of Norway's oil and gas output will end after successful mediation talks.

$11B Gazprom Pipeline Project Faces Nearly $8B Fine Share your comments
Wednesday, October 07, 2020Nord Stream 2 will feed gas from Siberia into the continental European grid.

Site Works Start at Wressle Share your comments
Monday, August 03, 2020Egdon Resources revealed that site works have now commenced at the onshore UK Wressle oil field development.

Heerema Claims Jacket Removal Record Share your comments
Wednesday, July 22, 2020The SSCV Sleipnir delivered the Jotun-B jacket to the a decommissioning site in Vats, Norway. PHOTO SOURCE: Heerema Marine Contractors

Putin Eyes Mexico Hedge Approach Share your comments
Wednesday, July 22, 2020The Mexican oil hedge helped the country receive massive windfalls in every downturn over the last 20 years.

Var Energi Resuming NCS Drilling Activity Share your comments
Friday, July 17, 2020Var Energi AS will resume drilling in the Barents and North Sea after postponing activity in spring due to the pandemic and oil price collapse.

Restored OPEC+ Output to Be 'Barely Felt' Share your comments
Wednesday, July 15, 2020The decision was widely expected but still carries some risks for the cartel.

Finalists Announced for NPD IOR Award Share your comments
Monday, July 13, 2020The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has announced three finalists for its 2020 improved oil recovery award.

Work Started on Gazprom Ice Resistant Platform Share your comments
Wednesday, July 01, 2020The construction of an ice resistant platform for Gazprom's Kamennomysskoye-Sea field on the Arctic shelf has begun.

Russia to Ease Cuts From July in Line With OPEC+ Plan Share your comments
Tuesday, May 26, 2020Russia is going to stick to the terms of the OPEC+ deal struck earlier this year.

Norway Decides to Cut Oil Production Share your comments
Thursday, April 30, 2020Norway's ministry of petroleum and energy revealed Wednesday that the country has decided to cut its oil production.

Eni Cuts Production Forecast, Sees 94 Percent Slump in Profit Share your comments
Friday, April 24, 2020The bulk of the cuts --eighty percent-- will come from the exploration and production business.

Aker BP's Ærfugl Phase 2 Production Starts Early Share your comments
Thursday, April 23, 2020The well's production is three years ahead of schedule.

Russia's Oil Producers Told to Cut Output by Fifth Share your comments
Monday, April 20, 2020After days of consultations on how to divide the supply curbs, companies were told to split Russia's 2.5 million barrel-a-day cut proportionally.

Johan Sverdrup to Reach Plateau Production Early Share your comments
Tuesday, March 31, 2020Previously, plateau production was expected to be reached during the summer.

OPEC+ Cut Extension Wins Support from Russian Execs Share your comments
Wednesday, February 12, 2020Russia's key oil producers voiced support for the idea of extending OPEC+ output cuts into the second quarter.

40pc of Offshore Norway Output Electrified by 2025 Share your comments
Monday, December 09, 2019Forty-percent of Norway's offshore oil and gas production will come from electrified platforms by 2025, according to Rystad Energy.

Russia Aims to Keep OPEC+ Pledge Share your comments
Wednesday, November 20, 2019Russia offered yet another explanation for why its oil production may exceed its OPEC+ target for November.

Alve Life Extension Gets PSAN Consent Share your comments
Thursday, October 10, 2019Petroleum Safety Authority Norway gives Equinor consent to use the facilities on the Alve field beyond their original operating life.